Bahrain to normalize ties with Israel  AP/AFP
From left: Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Image Credit: Agencies

Jerusalem: Israel and Bahrain will officially establish diplomatic relations on Sunday at a ceremony in Manama, an Israeli official said, after the two states reached a US-brokered normalisation deal last month.

A visiting delegation from Israel and officials in Bahrain will sign a "joint communique (that) is the establishment of full diplomatic relations," an Israel official in Manama told reporters.

͵羺 reached an agreement with Israel to establish official relations on August 13, and a similar agreement with Bahrain was announced on September 11.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu earlier said that the agreements to normalise relations with the ͵羺 and Bahrain would pump “billions” into the Israeli economy.